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Hi,

 

Guys I'm going to buy a new monitor and I want some advices.

 

First of all, what I should buy for FSX, IPS or LED?

 

So... Let me know your thoughts about this and tell me the best monitors for FSX.

 

The size must be starting from ~ 24 to 27, by the way give me your thoughts.

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The cost and very high resolution of 27" monitors doesn't make them very appealing to me. Do you really need 2540x1440? No, but that's the native resolution of a 27" so it's unavoidable.

 

I wanted a larger screen last year and decided on a Sony 32" TV. Its resolution is 1920x1080. That makes it a better monitor for me than a 27" with higher resolution. Frame rates will also be higher with fewer pixels to manage.

 

I spent some time making adjustments via the advanced settings and the final image is more than good enough for me.

 

Not sure what you mean by "best" but if it's sheer involvement you want a 32" beats a 27" for me.

 

This is the model I bought. http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/kdl-32w653a

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what I should buy for FSX, IPS or LED?

 

For a start most modern monitors are backlit using LEDs ... to save energy.

 

FSX is not a first person shooter so a fast refresh rate beyond 100Hz is not required  IPS panels are typically limited to 60Hz but have better colour rendition and wider angle of view than TN panels.

 

One can freely obtain 27" monitors having 1920 x 1080 resolution. This will appear to be sharper than the 32" Sony that Ray talked about ... immersion though, well that's another matter entirely.

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Has anyone tried or considered a 48" curved screen TV as a display? Are there any notable disadvantages apart from price. Maybe resolution?

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I want to upgrade my 27" monitor to a 32 or 36" monitor.  What determines the maximum resolution you can get?  The video card or the monitor?  What response rate should I be looking for?

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What determines the maximum resolution you can get? The video card or the monitor?

 

Generally the monitor given the amount of memory on modern graphics cards won't make them the limiting factor.

 

I really wouldn't worry about response rate if it's just for flight simulation.

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How close would you sit to a 49" screen? And the resolution of 3840 x 2160 would seriously impact on frame rates I suspect.

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27'' at about 80cm is fine. 49'' with that res would be OK at about a 1,5m I guess. And then you have immersion and resolution. Framerates? Another story, but a strong card like GTX980 would chew it.

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I have the Benq bl3200pt

 

32 inch @ 2560 x 1440 which overcomes the issue with the same resolution at 27 inches.

 

Have to say that it's awesome. Higher resolution also mean less AA required which can overcome the performcnce issue.

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Glen, on the 32" monitor, what connections do I use?  I have dual GeForce 590 cards.  They say HDMI connections, yet I don't see them in the back of the computer.  I use the typical blue pin connection on the computer ends and the same into the monitor.

 

I was told by the Best Buy dude I needed an HDMI connection to take advantage of 49" LG monitor - is that true? If yes, what do I do then?

 

Paul

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The Benq has Display Port, Dual Link DVI and HDMI (1.3)

 

It came with all the cables.

 

I don't think above 1080p is supported until you get to HDMI 1.4

 

TV's dont come with much other than HDMI so this is probably what you would have to use, yes.

 

The 'blue' connection you are talking about is analog VGA. That wont work at all. Do you have a white connector? This is DVI. You can get DVI to HDMI cables which will work for you if so.

 

I run using Display Port from my GTX 770

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Yes I have 3 white ports labeled DVI.   Actually I was mistakes, the white DVI ports are now being used.

 

So here is one more question:

 

My NVidia 590 cards say max resolution 2048 x 1536 max VGA and 2560 x 1600 max digital.  I am running at 1900 x 1080.  So if I buy a Ultra Sharp monitor I have a feeling my video cards won't allow me to get the super high resolution and I will really see no difference??

 

Correct

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Yes I have 3 white ports labeled DVI.   Actually I was mistakes, the white DVI ports are now being used.

 

So here is one more question:

 

My NVidia 590 cards say max resolution 2048 x 1536 max VGA and 2560 x 1600 max digital.  I am running at 1900 x 1080.  So if I buy a Ultra Sharp monitor I have a feeling my video cards won't allow me to get the super high resolution and I will really see no difference??

 

Correct

 

 

You cant go 4k, no

 

You can go WQHD which is 2560x1440 (16:9) or WQXGA 2560x1600 (16:10) with no problems.

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In response to Ray Proudfoot - Posted 26 September 2014 - 09:01 AM

How close would you sit to a 49" screen? And the resolution of 3840 x 2160 would seriously impact on frame rates I suspect.

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I think a 4K monitor/display with the latest hardware would be no problem.  I just built an Intel -i7-4790K PC with 16GB and a GTX-780Ti SC.  With absolutely no overclocking on either of those components I am running FSX in DX10 mode with all setting 100% maxed out on three 1080P monitors and I am getting typical frame rates between 17-30fps (I have it limited to 30) with the absolute worse I have seen was 8fps flying over Manhattan with Awesome airport packs for all the regional airports as well as a MegaEarthScenery Ultra-Res pack for NYC.  Again, this was with thousands of boats and cars and planes flying all around and all the graphics settings maxed out and still 8FPS.  I expect a single 4K monitor with the new hardware will be no problem.  It sure would be nice sometimes to see my gauges more clearly in Virtual Cockpit mode without having to zoom in so much.  When the prices come down I will consider a 30-inch or so 4k monitor sandwiched by a couple of my 24-inch 1080p monitors for controls, gauges, radios, alt views, and such.  Again, I am running all three monitors of the one GTX-780Ti SC

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Arjunabug,

 

A frame rate of 8fps is totally unflyable. Also, many people don't fly in DX10 mode. How much of a frame rate boost does that give over DX9?

 

Expecting something will be fine and knowing something will be fine are two different things. Paulyg123 would want confirmation - preferably by seeing it himself - before parting with serious money. He only has a 590, not a 780Ti. There's a big difference in performance.

 

He also said he wanted a 32"-36" monitor so I fail to understand why people are recommending as high as 47". There are physical constraints to consider as well as cost and performance.

 

As I said in an earlier post I'm very happy with my Sony 32" LED TV. Its resolution of 1920*1080 viewed from around 3ft gives excellent detail and frame rates are unchanged from my previous Dell 24" 1920*1200 monitor.

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